Stop Talking and Listen

It is pretty rare that someone renders me speechless. Whether in a class discussion or a personal conversation, I always have something to say. It doesn’t matter if the topic is something I consider myself knowledgeable about or if it is a news article I haven’t read—you can count on me to contribute. Maybe I…

No Matter How Small…

As I look and reflect on the community service that I was involved in, I always remember feeling a sense of accomplishment.  I get a feeling that what I do actually makes a difference in the world. In relation to leadership,service to the community is a great reminder that credentials are not necessary to make…

Athenian Sing 14

Athenian Sing 2014

Come and join Vanderbilt’s greatest performance groups this Friday at 7:30 pm in Langford Auditorium for Athenian Sing.  Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Sarratt Box Office for $8.        

World Around Me

Actually, The World Does Revolve Around Me (but only if I want it to)

If you’re anything like me, you float into the summer in search of the opportunity to renew yourself, to refresh, to re-up, to find your center, get some rest, and prioritize yourself in your everyday life. Because of how awesome you feel during the summer, you pledge to give your personal development more attention when…


Permission to Take Candy from Strangers

Watch “Everyday Leadership” by Drew Dudley also featured on our Facebook Page and below this paragraph. Seriously, it will be a great usage of six minutes of your time. Who doesn’t love a TED Talk? Did you watch? If so, keep reading. If not, return to the beginning of the blog. Thanks! Have you ever…


Student Leadership Development Blog

Welcome to the Student Leadership Development Blog! I’m Krystal Clark and I serve as the Associate Director of our office. Our staff is completed by Wil De Los Santos, Program Coordinator, Brandie Vanorder, who serves as our Graduate Assistant, and Andrea Wall as our Administrative Assistant. We’re located in Sarratt 339 and our doors are…


New Offices Created To Strengthen Diversity Education, Leadership Development Among Students

Kara Furlong, Editor for integrated communications/My VU writes about creation of new offices to strengthen diversity education and leadership development among students. Read the full story.